Certification Categories for Pesticide Applicators

Applicators (Commercial, Public, Non-commercial) and Consultants must be certified in the categories they are working in.

1A, Agricultural Pests.

Using pesticides in agricultural crops to control insects and other invertebrates, plant diseases, nematodes, and similar pests

1B, Agricultural Weeds.

Using pesticides in agricultural crops to control undesirable plants or as desiccants or defoliants

1C, Animal Pests.

Using pesticides on pets or livestock and in places where animals are confined. This may be to control lice, mites, fleas, flies, and similar pests

2, Forest Pests & Weeds.

Using pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, and forest seed producing areas

3A, Ornamental & Turf Pests.

Using pesticides in ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and turf. This may be to control invertebrates, plant diseases, nematodes, and similar pests

3B, Ornamental & Turf Weeds.

Using pesticides in ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and turf to control weeds

4, Seed Treatment.

The treatment of seeds to control insects, plant diseases and other pests

5, Aquatic Pests & Weeds.

Using pesticides in aquatic environments to control weeds, algae, undesirable fish, and other organisms. This excludes public health pests

6A, Wood Preservation.

Treatment of wood products before their use in construction, and in-place treatment of utility poles, pilings, etc.. This may be to control wood destroying fungi or insects.

6B, Right-Of-Way & Industrial Weeds.

Using pesticides to control vegetation along public roads, power lines, pipelines, or railways. Also using around oil wells, storage areas, airports and similar areas

7A, Structural Pests.

Using pesticides to control general household pests (other than wood-destroying pests), fabric pests, and stored product pests

7B, Vertebrate Pests.

Using pesticides to control rodents, birds, bats, and other vertebrates that invade structures

7C, Fumigation.

Using pesticide gases to control pests in structures, railroad cars, stored grain and similar areas

7D, Wood-Destroying Pests.

Using pesticides to control termites, carpenter ants, beetles, fungi, and other pests. The pests in question are those which attack wood and wood products in structures

8, Public Health Pests.

Using pesticides to control mosquitoes, flies, fleas and other vectors that transmit human or animal diseases.

9, Regulatory (Quarantine) Pests.

State, federal or other government employees using pesticides to control regulated and/or quarantined pests

10, Demonstration & Research.

Using pesticides in research plots or demonstrating proper application techniques to the public

11, Other.

Includes 11B, Cooling Towers; 11E, Worker Protection Standard; Predator Control using M-44 or LPC devices